Directory Celebrants in Christchurch
Have the Romantic wedding of your dreams. You can have prayers poems and readings - indoors or out in the Sunshine, You can have Handfasting (Tying the knot) or Jump-the-Broomstick. It can be a Personalised Ceremony or a Registry Office Ceremony.
I’d love to meet for a coffee or visit your place and talk about all the choices. The ‘Enquire by Email,’ button, is above among the stars. When you’re ready, tap that. and let me know when you’d like to have a chat.
My Job: During your ceremony it’s my job to see that together you are at your best, smiling, relaxed and in-the-moment. It’s also my job to see that your guests are relaxed, happy and enthralled by a ceremony they feel part of. When we meet we can talk about this, why it shows in all my reviews and why it will show in photographs of your Wedding.
Lovely Personalised Weddings: Weddings are great fun and hard work, so work with fun people who work hard.
Destination Weddings: There are special places in NZ and I’m happy to travel. We can talk online and your Licence is online.
Registry Ceremonies: As a Validated member of CANZ I do lots of Registry Ceremonies.
Wedding MCing: Let your friends relax and enjoy your Wedding Reception while I act as your Emcee
Renewal of Vows: A chance to look back with love and gratitude. With family and friends, share photos of those since passed while celebrating all that grew from that well-remembered happy day.
Review snapshots: Sue Sutherland Bride • Wedding Date: October 11, 2020 Sean was empathetic, funny, kind and most of all, highly organised. He has a special gift in his dealing with people. He had our guests eating out of his hand.
Letitia Mareko Bride • Wedding November 2020 Sean is an amazing man, and has a great sense of humour! We met a couple of times, but it felt as though we had known him for years. He was extremely helpful on the lead up to the wedding, he made things so easy for us and helped make things run so smoothly on the day. He also has it all handy - readings, poems, vow examples, it was great! Thank you so much Sean. We are both so grateful for your service.
Janelle Bride • November 09, 2020 : Sean thank you for yesterday. You are such a dear man and we will always remember you.
Dena Cowen: We recently celebrated our third anniversary and the greatest memories from the day (and not just from us) were the food, the music and Sean!
(No, the photograph up there is not me. I’m not very photogenic so please forgive me.)
I look forward to discussing your special day. Sean
I can only give a full 5 stars for everything to do with Sean Joyce. When we chose to do our small registry wedding I worried about 1. not meeting the celebrant first and 2. it not being all that special considering we couldn’t write our own vows or anything like that due to the nature of a ‘registry office’ wedding. Well, how wrong was I!!
We decided to get married at the Harbour House Cafe in governors bay which was a beautiful spot and thought over coffee and cake would be perfect. When Sean arrived he was so professional, enthusiastic and funny that we felt completely at ease. We ended up arranging the furniture in the cafe so we could stand by the beautiful view in the window and Sean made a show of it so it really did feel special even though I expected it to be all boring paperwork!
I’ve even had a couple of messages since then to say that a couple of my friends are going to be using Sean purely because they saw him at one of THEIR friends wedding and thought they must get him.
I could not be more pleased with how special our day turned out to be. Thank you for everything!
Wedding Date: June 9, 2021
We found Sean to be very organised and friendly. He responded to our emails promptly, and was very thorough at checking the legal documents to make sure everything was well prepared. We wanted a simple and private wedding, and Sean helped make this a reality with his professionalism and a sense of humour. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Wedding Date: April 1, 2021
There is no other word to describe Sean than perfect. He was wonderful from start to finish. He kept us updated with what we needed to be doing without being annoying and provided us with helpful information along the way. On our special day everyone loved him. He involved our guests in the ceremony and had us all at ease. This is the guy for the job! Thank you so so much Sean. You really made the ceremony better than i could have imagined.
Wedding Date: April 16, 2021
Sean Joyce was an amazing celebrant! Very easy going and helped keep our very relaxed wedding the way we wanted it. No fuss, no drama. Was just amazing. Would 100% recommend.
Wedding Date: April 1, 2021
Sean officiated our small ceremony at our home. His humor and personality helped make our wedding feel very special yet casual (just what we wanted!). He was accommodating to our needs and very supportive of our situation as neither of our parents were able to attend (due to the ongoing COVID situation). We definitely recommend Sean as a celebrant, his friendly nature and professionalism will put you at ease on your most special day!
Wedding Date: March 23, 2021
We really recommend having Sean as your celebrant! He is very well organised and has a great sense of humour. He made us feel very relaxed about it all and our guests also thought he was great! We thought he was a great mix of serious and funny at the appropriate times
Wedding Date: February 6, 2021
Absolutely amazing Celebrant would highly recommend Sean to be anyone’s Celebrant! On time great service thank you for making our day special
Wedding Date: February 26, 2021
Sean worked with us to create the comfortable, low-key ceremony that we were wanting. With all of the changes to our plans through the turbulence of 2020, Sean supported us the whole way through and we couldn’t be happier with his guidance and professionalism.
Wedding Date: December 12, 2020
Sean was such a pleasure. Did a great job at making everyone calm and relexed. Very good sense of humour and conducted the ceremony with lots of laughter.
Wedding Date: February 13, 2021
All of our guests loved Sean, the best wedding they had ever been to!!
We only met with Sean twice before our special day, no pressure from him to have things we didnt want to. Relaxed and fun ceremony, with the “I do’s” thrown in at the right time
Wedding Date: January 30, 2021
Sean was our celebrant at our wedding ceremony. It was a rainy day, we held our ceremony at home with friends. Sean is very professional and well organized, our friends and family all enjoyed the wedding. We would definitely recommend Sean to everyone we know.
Wedding Date: January 28, 2021
Sean was amazing our day was perfect. Sean made every one feel welcomed and relaxed.sean made everything easy with no pressure couldnt recommend enough
Wedding Date: January 10, 2021
Sean was the best person we could possibly asked for that special day. He was kind, relieve, super helpful and on top of everything super funny. We had to livestream our wedding due to covid and he did not have a single problem with that or with having a microphone.
I was late, as a good bride should be, and he accompany my husband all the time while he waited.
He is super easy going and positive creating a gorgeous atmosphere. We were in the middle of the park, but his calm and soft voice helped us feel that we were the only ones there.
We don’t have enough words to describe how incredible he is and how much we recommend him to anyone who would like their wedding day to be unique and perfect.
Wedding Date: December 22, 2020
Sean was nice very approachable. Kind and made our dream wedding come alive
Wedding Date: December 5, 2020
Could of not asked for a better celebrate as Sean. He was always contactable, friendly and professional. Made our day perfect and care free.
Wedding Date: November 25, 2020
Sean was our celebrant almost three weeks ago now! Sean was the first celebrant we had met with, and on meeting him we were 100% SOLD! We knew then and there he was the one for us!
Sean is an amazing man, and has a great sense of humour! We had only met a couple of times, but it felt as though we had known him for years. He was extremely helpful on the lead up to the wedding, he made things so easy for us and helped make things run so smoothly on the day. He also has it all handy - readings, poems, vow examples, it was great!
Thank you so much Sean! We are both so grateful for your service!
Wedding Date: November 7, 2020
Thank you Sean for being our wedding celebrant. Sean found us a lovely location to do the ceremony at the beach. Sean’s friendly approach put us both at ease, We will remember this day for the rest of our lives.
Wedding Date: November 20, 2020
Thank you so much Sean for marrying my husband Jay and myself yesterday.
You are such a dear man and I will always remember you. Even tho it was a short ceremony and our time together was brief, it felt like you were really apart of us, and we had known you for so long. Truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you really made it a special day for us.
Highly recommended you to all.
Bless you Sean ☺️
Jay & Janelle Robinson
Wedding Date: November 8, 2020
We didn’t meet Sean before they day, having only communicated by email and a single phone call. But the small ceremony we had was wonderful. Everything went smoothly, and with appropriate humour. Would definitely recommend and he would be our first choice for when we do a big ceremony with all our loved ones in a year or 2 once covid is less of an issue.
Wedding Date: October 30, 2020
We had Sean as our Marriage Celebrant a couple of weeks ago, and it was certainly a wonderful experience with his professionalism. Our friends and family were very impressed with how lovely our ceremony was. My partner and I really appreciate all the information he provided before and on the day.
Highly recommended !
Wedding Date: October 20, 2020
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